Good graffiti I've just seen:
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
- If I were the crowd: Not clap a prayer.
- If I were the BBC's commentator: Not fade down the first three or four minutes of a new composition byJohn Williams played by Yo Yo Ma, Itzhac Perlman and two others I haven't heard of but should have, in order to bring us the urgent breaking news that William Henry Harrison died a month after his inaugural speech. In 1841. And then realise this choice of anecdote is a bit on the ominous side, and bumble on that: '...that won't happen here. But what will happen is that the crowd will look to the 44th president for lyrical words... like music... music as beautiful as we're listening to now.' We're not listening to it, though. We're listening to you.
- If I were John Williams: Not use the above-mentioned collection of talent to play variations on 'I Am The Lord of the Dance Said He'. Was he under the impression Obama was being inaugurated into the Brownies? Or did he just run out of time?
- If I were Barack Obama: I might have had a bit of a crafty practice of the presidential oath.
- If I were Aretha Franklin: Bigger bow for my hat. Much bigger.
Monday, 19 January 2009
Luckily, I have never said anything stupid in an unguarded moment watching TV, so this is utterly fair game.
We are watching a programme about identical triplets. The whole programme has been about identical triplets. The particular set of triplets now on screen have just been talking about how they are so identical that when they had some professional photos done, it took they themselves a few moments to tell who was whom.
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
- The Blue House
- The Round House
- The Invisible House
- The Underwater House
- The House That Went In And Out.
Thursday, 8 January 2009
1) Title for a story in the above-mentioned 50's children's storybook: 'The Cow That Went In And Out'. (Narrowly beaten into second place: 'The Dog Who Wore A Hat')
Sunday, 4 January 2009
- 'I say, Meg! You have let me down!' he said, under cover of Father's carving.
- He looked and looked and looked, for Sarah was such a funny shape!
- Wherever he went, everyone ran away.
- The proud snowman said 'No, I won't lend you my warm scarf.'
- But one day, when dinner had been a little less filling than usual, Christopher's Mamma addressed him in a new and serious way.
- Mimsy Poops tilted her white bud of a chin before going out.
- More photographs were taken, this time with Sarah sharing the cowologist's enormous umbrella.
I didn't have time to read any of these stories, unfortunately. Some I can make an educated guess at - I don't suppose any of us are in much doubt about how the proud snowman's scarf-sharing policy worked out for him. But which of us is bold enough to claim we can predict the proposal Christopher's Mamma is about to make; or explain just how Sarah (who was such a funny shape) even came to meet a 'cowologist', let alone share his enormous umbrella?
Thursday, 1 January 2009
- Chopped liver and matzoh balls
- Fricassee of Rudolph.
- That's it.